I moved to Arizona in January 2020 from Fairbanks, Alaska. This is truly a golf paradise! During the summers I played at Arizona Traditions and during the winter at Great Eagle. What a blessing indeed!
Here in Arizona, we have been so blessed as we enjoy the blessing of God. How do we know that this blessing comes from God? Because it has no sorrow in it (Proverbs 10:22) The precious home we live in is paid for and, the two cars we drive are also paid for. I owe nobody anything, but love (Romans 13:8-10). I am not bragging about myself but giving glory to God.
I started working as a Case Manager at COPA Health West Valley Clinic on 3/9/2020. I have over 70 clients I have the honor of coordinating service for. On June 8, 2022, I officially started my home church; later I started calling it “Manantial del Valle” (Spring of the Valley). We have had our ups and downs in terms of attendance, but in terms of ministry, it has been rich and effective.
Not everything has been cookies and flowers; in the last two-plus years, I have seen the deterioration of my son Brandon’s mental health. Brandon has become very aggressive and destructive. He needs 24/7 supervision that we are unable to give him because of our responsibilities.
This upcoming Saturday Brandon will be moving to a group home and will be a part of a program for adults with special needs. I have mixed feelings about it, but I know it is necessary. It has been a tough two-plus years in dealing with Brandon; looking forward to some rest and restoration.
At 54 years of age, I must take care of a few health concerns. Diabetes is still an issue, and sleep apnea has become a greater issue. I went to the doctor a couple of days ago and my blood pressure is high. I am now waiting for the result of my labs and will see the doctor again next month. The doctor told me that I look in good shape and that I look much younger than 54; however, I have some issues that I must address, and… I will.
An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director.
While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog.
In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot.
In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona. On June 8th 2021 Angel started his home church, not as a starting point, but as a closer way to how the church is suppose to look like according to Scripture.
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